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Unarmed fighting

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The protagonist can attack with fists, claws, or by some other method using their bare hands, feet or other limbs or body parts.

908
games
77
platforms

Alternate names: Hand-to-hand combat
Name variations: unarmed combat

The first video game about Unarmed fighting was released in 1983.

Sega, Capcom and Activision has published most of these games

Related:
* Melee weapons
* Defenseless - in case you're unarmed, but can't fight back.
Including cases where the player wears gauntlets, brass knuckles, or similar devices that (supposedly) make such attacks more devastating.

Without this tag, it is fairly simple to assume player is defenseless unless they attain some type of a weapon, which they may always have anyway.

Does NOT include jumping on people's heads (head jumping).
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Parent group

Mêlée combat

Child group

Striking martial arts

Platforms

Windows 152
Linux 83
MS-DOS 54
C64 52
NES 50
PS3 42
ZX Spectrum 38
X360 38
Amstrad CPC 35
Atari ST 31
PS2 31
Amiga 30
Mac OS X 25
Arcade 21
MSX 14
Mac OS Classic 11
Apple II E 10
Wii 10
BBC 9
Electron 9
PS4 9
GB 8
Mega Drive 8
PCE 8
Xbox 8
Master System 7
Tandy Coco 7
PS 6
Famicom Disk System 6
C16/Plus4 6

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